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HSN209 - Food Security and Safety

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Meagan Dewar


One of: HSN104, SBC152, SLE152, SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week and 1 x 1 hour seminar fortnightly for the trimester


This unit will provide students with an understanding of the global issues of safe food production and the risks and hazards associated with food manufacture. Topics covered include: food regulation; foodborne pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms; food allergies; bioterrorism and food insecurity; food additives, contaminants and packaging, hazards in food production, food waste and risks associated with genetically engineered food.


Assessment task 1: Four multiple choice tests (4 x 5%) 20%

Assessment task 2: Group-based assignment (1000 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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